The IRT helps students committed to social justice and diversity apply to M.A. or Ph.D. programs within the fields of education, arts, humanities, and social sciences. They work with a consortium of more than 40 institutions which provide students with application fee waivers. While in-house, they provide year-long one-on-one advising and support throughout the graduate school application process. There is no application fee or security deposit to their program. Participation is free of charge.
- 62 percent of IRT applicants identify as first gen and 61percent identify as coming from a low-income background.
The IRT mission is to empower talented underserved and underrepresented future educators to teach and serve as leaders. They accept applications from professionals in the field, people who already have a master’s degree or are currently enrolled in a master’s program, recent graduates, and undergraduate juniors and seniors. Undergraduate juniors and seniors are also eligible to apply for their paid, summer residential internship.